2154 teacher, 1296 other posts being filled in Education Deptt: Altaf Bukhari

BK News Desk/JAMMU
February 2, 2018 STATE 128 Views

Minister for Education, Altaf Ahmad Bukhari Thursday informed Legislative Assembly that the Government has referred 2154 teacher, 1296 non-teaching staff vacancies for fast track recruitment to overcome the paucity of staff (teaching and non-teaching) in the schools.
The department is contemplating to refer more posts to the recruiting agencies soon and in this connection the process of consolidation of vacancies is in progress in all districts, the Minister informed further.
Replying to a question of Daleep Singh Parihar, the Minister said that there are 18 Higher Secondary Schools functional in Bhaderwah constituency, including 2 Girls Higher Secondary Schools where almost all important subjects are being taught.
Elaborating further, the Minister said that introduction of additional courses in these schools is based on the demand and requires creation of posts of lecturers in the corresponding subjects.
He said a proposal for introduction of Islamic, Buddhist, Vedic studies, tourism and microbiology subjects in GHSSs was referred to the Finance Department for its concurrence but it has expressed inability for the creation due to scarcity of resources. However, he said the introduction of microbiology subject is under consideration of the department.
The Minister also informed the House that the government constructed 654 Primary School buildings, 63 Middle school buildings and 4379 additional classrooms in the last three years in Kashmir.
Replying to a question of Ghulam Nabi Monga, the Minister said 3039 Primary and Middle schools in the state are being run in rented buildings majority of which are in cities and towns as the cost of construction in the cities is very high. The government has taken up this issue with the Centre and it is committed to address our needs, he added.
Replying to a supplementary question of Surinder Mohan Ambardar, the Minister said the upgradation work Government Higher Secondary School, Baramulla is going on and it would be completed this year.
Replying to a supplementary question of Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo related to construction of schools in seismic zones, the Minister said the new hostels and structures are being constructed by the government by taking into consideration the requirement of earthquake prone areas.
Legislators Ajatshatru Singh, Girdhari Lal Raina and Saif-ud-Din Bhat also raised supplementary questions related to the main question.

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